Unsubstantiated religious claims
Incidence: For right-wing groups who believe they are being persecuted by the satanic government of the United States, the Book of Revelation's message fits perfectly into their world view. This world view, in combination with a literal interpretation of the Book of Revelation, is reflected in extremist ideology, violent acts, and literature.
Claim: Religious stories embodied in sacred literature tend to lack any contemporaneous substantiating evidence. The Bible, for example, is currently believed to have been compiled between 35 to 70 years after the events portrayed in the New Testament and have not been satisfactorily linked to known authors. The contradictions and conflicting reports of precise events are also not satisfactorily explained.
Problem Type: F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update 12.11.1999 – 00:00 CET